Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Postby muni » Fri May 11, 2012 8:21 am

By Arya Maitreya with commentary By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

Roll down to the teaching please.

http://siddharthasintent.org/community/ ... raDJKR.pdf
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Re: Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Postby Michal » Sun May 27, 2012 1:44 am

Yes, this is a great teaching with a fantastic commentary. :bow:

But I wonder, Uttaratantra is traditionally related to Kagyü lineage, no?

I mean, I have studied this Shastra a lot and I think I EVEN have to some extent understood its meaning. But as a dzogchenpa, do you think it is proper combination? Of course, there would not be some conflict, but I don´t know, whether it may not someway dislead me from my "tantric lineage" and whether it can be in kind of synergy with dzogchen practices like tregchöd :cheers: ?
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Re: Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun May 27, 2012 3:14 am

Long out of print, but still a comprehensive translation of root text and Asanga's commentary:

http://lirs.ru/lib/uttara/A_Study_of_Ra ... i,1966.pdf
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Re: Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Postby Jnana » Sun May 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Michal wrote:I mean, I have studied this Shastra a lot and I think I EVEN have to some extent understood its meaning. But as a dzogchenpa, do you think it is proper combination? Of course, there would not be some conflict, but I don´t know, whether it may not someway dislead me from my "tantric lineage" and whether it can be in kind of synergy with dzogchen practices like tregchöd?

Longchenpa quotes the Uttaratantra Shastra extensively in the Great Chariot (Shing rta chen po).
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Re: Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

Postby simhamuka » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:08 am

Michal wrote:Yes, this is a great teaching with a fantastic commentary. :bow:

But I wonder, Uttaratantra is traditionally related to Kagyü lineage, no?

I mean, I have studied this Shastra a lot and I think I EVEN have to some extent understood its meaning. But as a dzogchenpa, do you think it is proper combination? Of course, there would not be some conflict, but I don´t know, whether it may not someway dislead me from my "tantric lineage" and whether it can be in kind of synergy with dzogchen practices like tregchöd :cheers: ?


Uttaratantra (which discusses Buddhanature) is older than the Kagyud lineage in Tibet. Though other lineages may emphasize different texts on Buddhanature, they all discuss the topic.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso's Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness presents the Uttaratantra as one stage towards mahamudra/dzogchen, so I don't think there's any argument. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Nitartha Institute in 2001 described the Uttaratantra as the "bridge" between Mahayana and Vajrayana.

The perspective of Buddhanature is really important for understanding Vajrayana view, and for bodhichitta: http://nitarthainstitute.org/programs_o ... termediate
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